On September 25, 1237, Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland signed the Treaty of York at York, England. The Treaty of York established most of the current boundary between England and Scotland, making it one of the oldest existing political borders in the world.Although both England and Scotland are part of the United Kingdom (along with Wales and Northern Ireland), there are many cultural distinctions between the countries. English is the official language in both countries, for instance, but Scotland also recognizes Scottish Gaelic and Scots, while England also recognizes Cornish.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry border Noun
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
Encyclopedic Entry: border boundary Noun
line separating geographical areas.
Encyclopedic Entry: boundary Cornish Noun
people and culture native to Cornwall, England.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
to form or officially organize.
Celtic language and culture native to what are now Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.
official language Noun
language adopted by the government of a nation or other political unit.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
to identify or acknowledge.
Germanic language spoken in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Also called Lowland Scots.
official agreement between groups of people.
United Kingdom Noun
nation made of the countries of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.